shellfishery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of shellfish +‎ fishery

Noun[edit]

shellfishery (countable and uncountable, plural shellfisheries)

  1. A place where shellfish are caught or processed.
    • 2007 July 5, Andy Newman, “Raritan Bay Border War Flares Anew Over Clams”, in New York Times[1]:
      It may come as a surprise that there is a shellfishery worth defending in New York City waters.
  2. (uncountable) The catching of shellfish.